United Way of Chattanooga

Live United Day August 16
August 7th, 2015 7:00 AM


Live United Day is a day-long celebration of all things United Way at the Chattanooga Market. Held the third Sunday every August, this is a great, kid-friendly event for the entire family.

A community-wide collection for Stuff the Bus will also be held at the Market on August 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year $50,000 in school supplies were collected at the market. This year's goal is $60,000. 

Approximately 10 United Way partners will have booths set up throughout the Market with children's games, arts, crafts and healthy activities for children and their families to enjoy. 

Parents can also sign their toddlers up for free books and learning check-ups. Every child - under 5 years of age - who completes a learning check-up at the market that day will receive, by mail, a voucher for one free adult pass and one free child pass to the Creative Discovery Museum. 

A few of the featured activities at the Market on August 16 will include:

  • The Bookmark Fairy
  • Facepainting
  • Free Learning Check-ups
  • Gardening activity
  • Fishing
  • Prize wheels
  • Arts & crafts
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Games

United Way will also have LIVE UNITED t-shirts on sale, and all proceeds go to benefit United Way and the impact work of its partner agencies. 

Of course, visitors can also enjoy Chattanooga Market's great vendors with food, produce and hand-made artesian goods.

Call United Way at 423-752-0300 for more information about Live United Day or Stuff the Bus.

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TVI Conference Scheduled Aug. 11
August 4th, 2015 8:39 AM

UWGC to Host Tennessee Valley Institute 
for Nonprofit Excellence’s Fifteenth Annual Conference
at Southern Adventist University

The Conference Will Explore Topics and Challenges That Face Local Nonprofits

United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Center for Nonprofits will host its fifteenth annual TVI conference on Tuesday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southern Adventist University. The conference will explore a variety of topics and challenges that face local nonprofits. 

Attendees may choose between five breakout sessions that will feature experts covering topics such as fundraising, board development, and nonprofit leadership.

Nationally-recognized Fundraising Expert, Kent Stroman, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Stroman’s career spans over 35 years in the philanthropic sector including higher education and private consulting in fundraising, board governance, strategic planning, and leadership development.

Early registration costs $100 and ends on July 3. Registration fees are $125 from July 4 through July 30, and $150 from July 31 until the day of TVI. Fees include breakfast and lunch. Discounted group rates are also available. To register, visit the Center for Nonprofits website at www.cnpchatt.org/TVI or call 423.752.0329.

For more information, call Laura McCann at 423.752.0351 or email her at LauraMcCann@cnpchatt.org

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Submit a DOC Proposal Now!
August 4th, 2015 8:39 AM

Nonprofits get needed help on Day of Caring

If you represent a nonprofit organization, please consider submitting a project proposal for the United Way Volunteer Center’s 26th Annual Day of Caring.

On Thursday, September 10, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses and communities will partner with United Way’ Volunteer Center and other area nonprofit organizations to serve our local neighborhoods through work on community-based projects.

But the Volunteer Center needs your help to find unique and meaningful volunteer projects where willing volunteers can serve and make the most impact in one day.

Your nonprofit (501c3) organization is invited to submit your project needs to United Way’s Volunteer Center. More than one project proposal can be submitted (and may be accepted) but each request must be submitted separately.



The deadline for submission is Friday, August 7. All project proposal information and forms can be found online at www.liveunitedchattanooga.org or by calling 423-752-0316.

Last year (2014), approximately 600 community volunteers across our region worked diligently to complete more than 40 projects at 48 nonprofit agencies, schools and recreation centers in roughly six to eight hours.  These projects ranged from ranging from painting houses and building new roofs at local nonprofits to sorting and performing inventories of school supply warehouses, to even refurbishing summer camps. One project was assigned almost two-hundred corporate volunteers. 

Agencies with selected projects must agree to a few ground rules:

  • Your agency must provide proper tools & materials for projects
  • The project should be able to be completed in one day
  • The project must have an agency representative assigned to supervise and work with volunteers
  • The project must not involve hazardous materials
  • The project should benefit the community as a whole
  • Your agency agrees to provide lunch, drinks and snacks for the volunteers.

The Volunteer Center draws its volunteers from area corporations and organizations that submit teams to work on the projects of their choice, but individual volunteers are also recruited for these activities. You can get more information and volunteer yourself, your coworkers or your fellow church members by calling Anna Baker with United Way’s Volunteer Center at 423-752-0316. You can also get more information about submitting a proposal by emailing her atannabaker@uwchatt.org.

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